Some Important Factors to Consider When it Comes to Tree Removal

Tree removal is a highly specialised and technical service requiring in-depth knowledge of various techniques. Tree felling/cutting/trimming is felling/cutting a tree from the top, not from the bottom (trimming). It may seem like a tree that has fallen from a high branch is still alive; however, they die very quickly. However, they can still grow new branches; their leaves are a good source of nutrition for insects feeding on decay and fungi that may be feeding on them.

tree-removal-adelaideThis type of service in Tree Removal Adelaide also includes extensive landscape design where steps leading to removing a tree are carefully laid out to protect the surrounding vegetation. Tree removal contractors who specialize in felling and cutting protected trees will have an expert team of specialists who will assess the extent of the damage, the site you are planning to remove the tree at and the type of tree you wish to remove. The team will then prepare an in-depth plan to protect the surrounding area best, remove the tree and dispose of any stump and other associated material.

One of the most common tree removal methods in Tree Removal Adelaide is ‘stump grinding.’ Stump grinding involves excavating the area where the tree fell, digging around it to remove the stump, breaking up the hillock, compacting it and then chipping/cracking the ground before removal. Stump grinding is not recommended near power lines, petrol stations, mines, nuclear waste, or other areas of concern. Stump grinding can even cause damage to the soil surrounding the felled tree, so it is not recommended near these areas. If you are planning this type of felling, seek advice from a tree specialist or a local council worker who can give you advice on the best way to proceed.

The second method of tree removal is known as ‘stump removal’. Stump removal is a less intrusive method that does not require digging. Stump removal is just as effective as ‘stump grinding.’ However, it doesn’t require extensive work. Stumps can be uprooted and removed. However, if many stumps need to be removed, it may require a crane and a conveyor. Property owners need to remember that once stumps have been removed, there may be a small chance of tree roots growing through the soil, this can weaken the soil and put your landscaping at risk.

The final tree removal option is by using a service. The process of using a service will require that an arborist, or a similar specialist, is called to assess your situation and to establish whether tree removal is necessary. The arborist should then discuss tree removal methods and advise you on the best way to get rid of your tree. In some cases, this may mean that the arborist will hand-select your tree, pruning it and remove it (sometimes referred to as ‘dead-heading’) to the desired location. This is often preferable to the more labor-intensive ‘stump grinding’ as in the past many power lines were damaged during high winds and tree removal of this type was not always possible.